Chikkamagaluru: The local court here denied anticipatory bail to a sub-inspector who allegedly forced a Dalit man to drink urine at the Gonibeedu police station in Mudigere taluk.
The court stated that the incident was one of the most heinous in nature.
“Not only was the victim urinated upon, but he has been made to lick the urine from the floor. Such an act of atrocity destroys the personal dignity of any person,”, the court stated
The police officer, Arjun Gowda, has already been suspended.
The incident occurred in Chikkamagaluru district earlier this month.
As per Punreth’s allegations, a sub-inspector in Gonibeedu Police Station in Chikkamagaluru made him drink urine during his interrogation inside the police station.
Puneeth has alleged that the local police took him into custody on May 10 based on oral complaints by villagers stating that he was talking to a woman.